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Historical Society to mark 125th year at Old Stone Fort

Historical Society to mark 125th year at Old Stone Fort

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Peter Couchman may not be one of the founders of the Schoharie County Historical Society. But as the group celebrates its 125th year this summer, the former New York assemblyman from Gilboa will be celebrated as a man of vision.
 
In ’48, city prepped for anniversary; law and fire leaders feted

In ’48, city prepped for anniversary; law and fire leaders feted

Monday, June 16, 2014
Schenectady boosters wanted to make sure people knew all about the weeklong Sesquicentennial United Nations Festival in mid-September 1948. So they began selling tickets to the party in the middle of July.
 
Washington's flag awaits museum's 2016 opening
PHILADELPHIA

Washington's flag awaits museum's 2016 opening

Friday, June 13, 2014
Even as Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the nation's official flag in 1777, another American banner was making history on Revolutionary War battlefields.
 
ALBANY

Preservation group aims to protect Philipstown dirt road

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A dirt road in the lower Hudson Valley that dates back to Colonial times has been added to a preservation group's list of New York state's most threatened historic resources.
 
Re-enactors at Mabee Farm make history a living, breathing thing
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Re-enactors at Mabee Farm make history a living, breathing thing

Monday, June 9, 2014
I’d never been to the Mabee Farm at Rotterdam Junction.
 
Taking a peek at Schenectady in the ’20s
SCHENECTADY

Taking a peek at Schenectady in the ’20s

Monday, June 9, 2014
Schenectady’s bustling downtown of the 1920s included department stores, restaurants, hardware stores, banks and real estate offices.
 
Q & A: Historian Weible takes populist approach to past events

Q & A: Historian Weible takes populist approach to past events

Sunday, June 8, 2014
In December 1931, Cornell professor Carl Becker told a meeting of the American Historical Association that everyone is his or her own historian.
 
Young dancers among people in the news in May ’66

Young dancers among people in the news in May ’66

Monday, June 2, 2014
The 1966 school year was nearly over, but teens still had some tests in singing and dancing.
 
Scenes from Memorial Day '68 include dad visiting grave of son killed in Vietnam

Scenes from Memorial Day '68 include dad visiting grave of son killed in Vietnam

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Raymond Lee Hyson fought for his country on the Fourth of July, 1967. The Marine lance corporal was in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. He was struck by mortar fragments as he defended his unit’s position and died of his injuries. On May 30, 1968 — Memorial Day — people remembered Hyson’s sacrifice.
 
LAKE GEORGE

Colonial soldiers remembered at Lake George ceremony

Monday, May 26, 2014
For Lyn Hohmann, the four unknown Colonial American soldiers buried on a hill overlooking Lake George are as deserving of recognition on Memorial Day as any of the hundreds of thousands of U.S. military personnel killed over the next 260 years.
 

Archaeologist pens new book on Fort William Henry

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The longtime leader of archaeological digs at upstate New York 18th-century military sites has a new book out that details decades of excavations at Lake George.

 
Focused young photographers among May ’69 ‘newsmakers’

Focused young photographers among May ’69 ‘newsmakers’

Monday, May 19, 2014
Some kids in Schenectady were crazy about cameras in May 1969. As part of a visual literacy project at Martin Luther King School, aspiring photographers took pictures near the school on Stanley Street.
 
Historic Eastfield: It's a hidden jewel, but not a museum

Historic Eastfield: It's a hidden jewel, but not a museum

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Just riding through rural Rensselaer County can stir up memories of a bygone era, and for those fortunate enough to stop at Eastfield Village, a trip back to the early 19th century becomes about as real as you can get, thanks to Don Carpentier.
 
Helping out for 100 years: ’Vliet church guild still cookin’

Helping out for 100 years: ’Vliet church guild still cookin’

Monday, May 12, 2014
Helping others — and heaping helpings — have always been part of the plan for members of the St. Peter Women’s Guild in Watervliet. For the past 100 years, the parishioners from St. Peter Armenian Church in Watervliet have been known for their spiritual and culinary assistance.
 
SCHENECTADY

Steinmetz documentary screened at Union

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Schenectadians have always taken a keen interest in the story of Charles Proteus Steinmetz, and with the release of an hour-long documentary on the General Electric scientist earlier this month, his fame may once again spread throughout New York and the country.
 
 

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